intentionally; purposely; deliberately.

Origin of designedly

First recorded in 1650–60; designed + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for designedly

Historical Examples of designedly

  • In the Theaetetus he is designedly held back from arriving at a conclusion.

  • “You must have been up very early to get over here,” she said designedly.

    The Golden Woman

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • Could it be that she had gone there designedly to draw him on to a declaration?

    Luttrell Of Arran

    Charles James Lever

  • It is painful to speak of all this, and as far as possible we designedly avoid it.

  • It must not appear as though the subject was designedly chosen.

British Dictionary definitions for designedly



by intention or design; on purpose; deliberately
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